Daniel Craig, Cate Blanchett, Allison Janney, Josh Groban, Daniel Radcliffe, Sally Field and Corey Hawkins are among the actors nominated for the performance trophy at the 2017 Drama League Awards, on a long list of nominees that includes a number of potential Tony Awards contenders.
The Drama Leagues are part of the annual onslaught of theater-season awards that jostle for attention prior to the Tonys. They can often serve as a gauge for which titles are drawing awards heat, but as a prognostication tool, the Drama Leagues aren’t terribly helpful, given the high number of nominees in each of four production categories and the one acting category. There are nearly 50 acting nominees, for example.
THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT, CBS
Mo 4/24: Allison Janney, Sheryl Sandberg, Marty Stuart
THE VIEW, ABC
Mo 4/24: Allison Janney, Adam Glassman
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE, Bravo
Th 4/27: Allison Janney, John Benjamin Hickey
BWW has learned that on Thursday, April 27th, the stars of Broadway’s Six Degrees of Separation, Allison Janney and John Benjamin Hickey will stop by the clubhouse on Bravo’s ‘Watch What Happens Live.’
Allison Janney spiralled, cranelike, up the ramp of the Guggenheim Museum. She stopped in front of a Kandinsky—“Black Lines” (1913), a jumble of Technicolor splotches—and gasped. “My gosh, that’s so beautiful,” she said. She was wearing chunky glasses and a dark blazer over a leopard-print blouse. “I felt an energy go through my chest.” It was her day off from “Six Degrees of Separation,” a Broadway revival of the 1990 John Guare play. Janney plays the wife of a Manhattan art dealer whose life is upended by a young con artist claiming to be the son of Sidney Poitier. “One of the things that Paul, the con man, learns about the couple is that they have a double-sided Kandinsky in their apartment,” Janney said. “One side is chaos and one is order. And my character, Ouisa, realizes what a chaotic state she’s in internally.”
Allison was a guest star on last week’s episode of Nobodies, and I’ve added the caps to the gallery.
Admiring Allison Janney Gallery > Television > Nobodies “The Rat, the Cheese and the Trap”
We’ve updated the Admiring Allison Janney event with the last couple of events we were missing in the gallery.
Admiring Allison Janney Gallery > Events > 2016 > 11-05: 2016 Breeders’ Cup World Championships
Admiring Allison Janney Gallery > Events > 2017 > 03-01: Six Degrees Of Separation Cast Meet and Greet
Admiring Allison Janney Gallery > Events > 2017 > 03-26: “Sweat” Broadway Opening Night – Arrivals and Curtain Call
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CBS is close to giving an early renewal to multi-camera comedy Mom for a fifth season. The pickup was never in doubt as Mom has been a solid ratings performer, earns Emmy nominations, has a strong social message, and comes from The Big Bang Theory boss Chuck Lorre who has been the single most important comedy producer on CBS for the past decade. CBS and producing studio Warner Bros TV declined comment.
“I’m going to be a part of it,” Janney promised. “I’ve been like, ‘Josh, I literally have no time’ — I love Josh Malina and the podcast. I want to be a part of it, but I’ve just not had a minute to do it.”
“And please, if you’re putting that in there, tell him how much we’ve been trying to get a moment for us to do it,” Janney continues. So there you go, Malina and fans alike: Janney has plans to appear. It’s just a matter of when.
“The West Wing is one of my favorite things I’ve ever done,” Janney added. “I love everyone in it still and we’re all very much still in each other’s lives whenever we can be.”